Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, at MOMA on Tuesday with bandmates Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham, son of the band’s late original drummer John, for a press conference to promote their new concert film, “Celebration Day,” entered the journalist-packed auditorium singing, “treat me like a fool…” He was clearly in a festive mood.
That mood would not last.
Ever since the 2007 concert featured in the film, a tribute to the late Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun at London’s O2 Arena, the band has said in countless interviews that they would never reunite again, largely due to Mr. Plant’s desire to focus on other projects and just generally move on. But that didn’t stop the assembled fourth estate from harping on the reunion talk, to the band’s growing annoyance.
Last month, rumors spread that Robert Plant had decided to join Led Zeppelin on a forthcoming tour after his mates threatened to find a new lead-singer. While the bit about Plant reuniting with Zeppelin proved entirely false—thanks to Plant’s statements to the contrary—the absurd notion that Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Read More
Yesterday, Robert Plant unequivocally and in no uncertain terms squashed rumors pertaining to his participation in any Led Zeppelin reunion tour. He also made it clear he would not be a part of any recording sessions with the band’s current line-up—guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer Jason Bonham (that would Read More
The New York Times’ Ben Ratliff writes that Led Zeppelin performed in tempos that were more graceful than their old live recordings at their first full concert since 1980 at O2 Arena in London last night. View the slideshow here. More coverage here. We await more YouTube videos with Read More
A Whole Lotta Love is about to drop on the web on Nov. 13, when Led Zeppelin is set to (finally) release their catalog to online retailers. Fire up the iTunes store!
The digital release will coincide with the release of the 24-track, two-CD compilation "Mothership," which will include tracks spanning the band’s 12-year Read More
There are performers you can’t enjoy unless you learn to ignore or tolerate some aspect of their music. If the challenge is worth it, what seemed at first annoying or bewildering later seems essential. In the case of Destroyer, the obstacle is the voice of singer and songwriter Dan Bejar. A native of Vancouver, Mr. Read More
George Pataki’s pride in his oldest son, Teddy, who’s set to graduate from Yale and is on the path to become an officer in the Marines, may take a hit once the governor looks up the 22-year-old’s online profile:
Like many of his fellow students, Teddy is a member of Read More